Pharyngeal nerve

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Pharyngeal nerve
Gray780.png
The pterygopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Pharyngeal visible at center right.)
Details
Latin nervus pharyngeus
From pterygopalatine ganglion
Identifiers
Gray's p.893
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_05/12566498
TA A14.2.01.044
FMA 77524
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The pharyngeal nerve (pterygopalatine nerve) is a small branch arising from the posterior part of the pterygopalatine ganglion.

It passes through the palatovaginal canal with the pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery, and is distributed to the mucous membrane of the nasal part of the pharynx, behind the auditory tube.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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